Once upon a time in a Zoo not so far away, there was a day for all children to dress up like their favorite story book characters!
Here's a special message from Moana!
On Saturday, September 11, the Zoo will turn into a magical land, with day full of fun activities, including princesses, story time at multiple locations on grounds, face painting, glitter tattoos, bubbles and animal presentations!
The day of fun and fantasy is sponsored by the Connecticut Children's Pediatric Alliance with Hartford HealthCare.
Seven different costumed storybook characters will be on Zoo grounds from 10 am. to 2 p.m., including Cinderella, Spiderman, The Black Panther, Daniel Tiger, Jasmine, Moana and Mulan. Fine artist Johanne Mangi along with several other artists will be sketching animals in the Zoo's New England Farmyard.
Brian Bradley, Master Falconer, will perform at 11 a.m. in the Zoo's Adventure Amphitheatre.
The organization will also offer COVID-19 vaccinations in the Zoo's Hanson Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for people 12 and older.
Buy your tickets online!
Stay tuned for a detailed schedule!
Schedule of Events
10am-2pm Costume Characters
10am-2pm – Face Painting, Tattoos, and bubbles
10am-2pm – Caricature
Grass Behind Snack Shack
10am-2pm – Sketch Artists
Locations around the Zoo
11am- Brian Bradley – Falconer and Educator
11am-3pm – Vaccine Clinic
2pm-3pm – Butterfly Remembrance